Kintetsu and OAG

KINTETSU World Express has signed a contract for its operations in 10 countries in Europe and South Africa to use OAG Cargo’s Airfreight Rates application to distribute and search for real-time worldwide cargo rates.

This latest development comes as the total number of airfreight rates published by AFRA exceeds eight million for the first time. In total, 650 airlines have published tariffs on the site.

Thomas Weppelmann, director business development EA Region, Kintetsu World Express, said: “By expanding our usage of AFRA into an additional seven countries, will enable us to build excellent working relationships within our KWE group and our customers as a global logistics partner.”

Bart Jan Haasbeek, director key accounts at OAG Cargo, said: “Kintetsu has been a customer of AFRA in Germany, the UK, Netherlands and Belgium and with this new agreement, it is extending its use of the application to also include the Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland and Sweden. This demonstrates the value the company is deriving from using AFRA as a single source of rate information in terms of making management decisions and increasing the productivity of its staff. The rapid growth of AFRA shows that cargo agents and airlines see the application as their preferred way of managing rates both now and for the future.”

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